You’re almost there, Terps!
It’s been quite a year, and soon many of you will be headed home for the summer or your next journey beyond Maryland as you graduate.
Hear from the team in the Department of Resident Life as they offer tips to all Terps, whether living on-campus or off, to end the semester TerrapinSTRONG. Check out the Academic Success Guide at go.umd.edu/QVV to help you prepare for finals and ease any anxiety that you might have.
Residence Halls will close on Wednesday, May 18 at 7 p.m. To help students lighten the load when moving out, UMD has several programs for Terps to help Terps, as well as to save the environment.
The Terps Move-Out Donation Drive: From Wednesday, May 11 to Wednesday, May 18, residents in residence hall communities across campus, can donate gently used household or room items, school supplies or clothing. Bins for non-perishable food items for UMD's Campus Pantry and textbooks, to support the University Libraries’ Top Textbook program, will be available.
Donated items support UMD's Terp to Terp Campus ReStore and local communities through GreenDrop! Terp to Terp Campus ReStore was created to respond to students' essential needs while fostering a culture of social responsibility and reducing waste. All UMD students (undergrad and grad) in need of FREE living essential items, can set up an appointment any time of the year. Students, faculty and staff may also make donations throughout the year. Find out more at reslife.umd.edu/terprestore.
Want to help welcome new Terps to campus in the fall? Sign up to be a volunteer at Move-In. For more information visit reslife.umd.edu/ast.
As you focus on finals, make sure to take care of yourselves, Terps!
Dr. Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs
LIVING & LEARNING
The Terps Move-Out Donation Drive is a campus-wide initiative to engage in the sustainable practice of donating goods to benefit the local community during move-out at the end of the academic year. From Wednesday, May 11 to Wednesday, May 18, residents will find a collection station in your residence hall in order to give away as many items that you don't plan to pack up and take home. For more information, visit the Terps Move-Out Donation Drive website.
The Terp to Terp Campus ReStore coordinated by the Department of Resident Life was created to respond to students’ essential needs while encouraging a culture of social responsibility and reducing waste generation. The program collects and distributes unused or gently used small appliances, cooking/kitchen items, room accessories, and school supplies donated throughout the year by students, faculty, and staff. For more information, visit the Terp to Terp Camps ReStore website.
ResLife needs volunteers: Be a part of the team to welcome our newest Terps to campus this fall! Sign up to volunteer during residence hall move-in. Volunteers will be able to move in early and receive some swag for their participation in the program. Attend one of our remaining information sessions to learn more about the experience. For more information, please visit the Arrival Survival Team Website.
HEALTH & WELL-BEING
During study breaks don't forget to check out the Counseling Center's Wellness Workshops. Upcoming workshops over the next week include Conquer Procrastination Now, Freedom from Perfectionism, and Taking Control of Your Thoughts. Attend as many as you'd like--all students are welcome! We hope to see you there.
As you prepare for finals, the Counseling Center is here for you. Review our Common Student Concerns pages for some helpful information to combat test anxiety or concentration issues and follow us on social media (use the QR code above) for more mental health tips! If the stress of finals becomes too much, give us a call at 301-314-7651 to talk with a counselor.
Drop by CARE in Conversation TODAY, Wednesday, May 4 from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in McKeldin Library, Room 2105. This month’s topic will be Prevention through Healthy Sexuality: Defying Cultural Norms of Shame & Victim Blaming. Come share your thoughts on this important matter with other UMD students and enjoy free cookies and coffee while you chat. Optional RSVP at go.umd.edu/careinconversation.
Free self-test kits are available at the University Health Center (UHC) Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. while supplies last! Come to the front entrance of the UHC and show your University ID card. No appointment needed!
Join the University Health Center and our friendly pups for the last Wags for Wellness session before the end of the semester on Thursday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Health Center. Sign-ups are required. Visit go.umd.edu/wags for information on upcoming events.
Did you know the University Health Center offers telemedicine visits? You can see a medical provider for treatment for many common medical conditions via telemedicine appointments. Call 301-314-8184 to schedule an appointment now! For more information about telemedicine appointments check out our website at health.umd.edu/telemedicine.
Stay moving over the final exam period with RecWell Group Fitness. Physical activity helps to stimulate the regions of the brain involved in memory and can help increase focus when it matters most.
The RecWell Adventure Program is selling gently used gear to the UMD community. Use the QR code to make your appointment to shop.
Are you staying in College Park this summer, but not taking classes? Then purchase your summer non-registered student membership today to maintain all RecWell access and privileges.
SEE Presents: Art Attack Day Events & Concert FT. POLO G with FLO MILLI — Saturday, May 7; Outdoor Day Events Canceled But FREE Ice Cream and Giveaways Move Indoors
Due to pending inclement weather, Art Attack Day Events are canceled for Saturday, May 7. The Art Attack concert featuring Polo G and Flo Milli will still take place inside the Xfinity Center on Saturday, May 7, at 8:00 pm. umdtickets.com.
Despite the cancellation, there will still be plenty of opportunities to grab Art Attack exclusive giveaways throughout the day. On Saturday, we will be posting regular updates on our Instagram for more information on how to receive giveaways.
In replacement of Art Attack Day Events, we will be stationed inside the Student Involvement Suite, located within the Stamp Student Union, from 11:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on Saturday. Here we will have giveaways and free Doughlo-G ice cream, courtesy of Maryland Dairy.
STAMP Study Zone from Tuesday, May 10 to Wednesday, May 18
Don’t let finals stress you out! STAMP is offering a whole bunch of de-stressing events, including coloring, crafting, and meditation. See the full schedule at stamp.umd.edu/SSZ.
Looking for last minute job opportunities and summer internships? Come join us for Just In Time Meetup this coming Friday, May 6 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This is a virtual networking event where students, soon-to-be graduates, and recent graduates can explore internships and full-time opportunities before summer break! Register at go.umd.edu/spr2022.
Are you participating in an unpaid internship this summer? Apply now to the 2022 Bright Futures Scholarship for unpaid interns. Application deadline is Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during summer unpaid internships. Generously funded by the Eisen Family, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, and individual donors through Maryland Giving Day. For more: go.umd.edu/BrightFutures.
Head over to careers.umd.edu for more events on career development, resume workshops, employer panels, and networking before the spring semester wraps up!
Distinct Chatter through Friday, May 20 in the STAMP Gallery
In DistinctChatter, UMD MFA candidates Mercedes, Shahramipoor, and Richardson-Deppe bring attention to absence. Through interactivity, experimentation, sculpture, photography, and sound, they react to the forces of the world. The artists situate instances of silence and being silenced by attending to holes, punctures, lapses, fractures, and imperfections. While each of the artists makes work in reaction to their lived experiences, they hope to move beyond the fixed identities of woman, queer, Latinx, or Middle Eastern. Instead, they work within and outside of what it means to be an artist, with each one searching for qualities that lie at the core of common humanity. Visiting the STAMP Gallery is totally FREE! Open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Fridays, and 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. Learn more at stamp.umd.edu/Gallery.
Paint Night on Thursday, May 12 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. in Studio A
Studio A’s Paint Nights are the perfect opportunity to relax and create with friends. There are instructors on hand, but zero pressure—what you paint is totally up to you! Attendees will get an 8x10 canvas, paint, and brushes, and can drop in any time during the 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. session. Reserve your spot at stamp.umd.edu/PaintNight.
The annual Memorial Celebration ceremony is symbolic of what it means to be part of the Terrapin family, and we encourage all members of our community to join us to remember the lives of campus members we have lost this past year. Taking place at the Memorial Chapel or streamed live on Thursday, May 5 at 2 p.m., umd.edu/memorialcelebration.
The 2022-2023 Student Organization Registration Cycle has opened and will continue through Thursday, June 2 at 11:45 p.m. Don't Wait! Start Here Today! Only an organization's President or Treasurer listed on the TerpLink roster can submit a registration form. The Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) runs the annual student organization registration process for undergraduate and graduate clubs/organizations in addition to registering new organizations.
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